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Now available on Amazon - featuring all the finalists from the first five years of the Scottish Arts Club Short Story Competition

Now available on Amazon - featuring all the finalists from the first five years of the Scottish Arts Club Short Story Competition

“From the romantic to the dystopian, from crime to magical realism, from laugh-out-loud stories to the tales that keep you thinking, this is a colourful collection from the first five years of the Scottish Arts Trust Story Awards.”

Alexander McCall Smith

Alexander McCall Smith presents Sandra Ireland with the 2014 Scottish Arts Club Short Story Award for her brilliant story, The Desperation Game

Alexander McCall Smith presents Sandra Ireland with the 2014 Scottish Arts Club Short Story Award for her brilliant story, The Desperation Game

Our competitions are managed by the Scottish Arts Trust, with all proceeds used to support the arts in Scotland. We are a registered charity: Scottish Charity 044753 www.scottishartstrust.org


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Edinburgh International Flash Fiction Award 2020

First prize: £600, Second prize £300, Third prize £150

Chief Judge Sandra Ireland

Chief Judge Sandra Ireland

The top six finalists will be invited to attend our 2020 Edinburgh Flash Dinner at the Scottish Arts Club to be held in February 2020.

Publication in our next anthology for all finalists. All long-listed authors will also be offered publication plus a free copy of the print edition.

All finalists will be offered a dedicated page on our website to promote their work, with one year free membership of the Scottish Arts Club for main prize winners.

The Edinburgh International Flash Fiction Award is open to writers worldwide, published and unpublished, and for stories up to 250 words.  

Author Sandra Ireland is the chief judge for the flash fiction competition. Sandra is an award winning poet and accomplished author of 'Beneath the Skin' and the 2018’s 'Bone Deep' as well as the first winner of the Scottish Arts Club Short Story Competition.

Scottish Arts Club Short Story Award

Open to writers worldwide

Chief Judge Alexander McCall Smith

Chief Judge Alexander McCall Smith

First prize: £1000 Second prize £500 Third prize £250

Plus: Publication in our next anthology; a dedicated page on our website to promote your work and one year free membership of the Scottish Arts Club for main prize winners; signed copies of an Alexander McCall Smith book for all six finalists.

The Scottish Arts Club Short Story Competition is open to writers worldwide, for stories on any topic up to 2000 words.

Alexander McCall Smith continues as chair of the judging panel and will select the prize-winners. Anyone familiar with Alexander McCall Smith’s work will know that the historic Scottish Arts Club, situated in Rutland Square, often features in his popular 44 Scotland Street novels.  McCall Smith has been the chief judge of the Scottish Arts Club Short Story Competition since its inception in 2014. 

A team of dedicated readers assists the selection process. Alexander McCall Smith makes the final selection of the winner and other prizes.

Please note: You do not have to be Scottish to enter this competition

 

Isobel Lodge Award

Open to unpublished writers, born, living or studying in Scotland

Isobel Lodge

Isobel Lodge

First prize: £500

The Isobel Lodge Award is open to unpublished writers born, living or studying in Scotland who enter the Scottish Arts Club Short Story Competition.

A collection of Isobel Lodge’s stories, plays and poetry is now available in paperback or kindle formats with funds from sales supporting the Isobel Lodge Award. Read more…

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